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Where to Search
- Reputable, accessible, in-depth, free for you to access. Library resources
Internet - Huge amounts of information from many different sources, small portion is freely accessible, difficult to narrow results, easy to conduct keyword searches and answer quick questions. Search:
- Find news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and more in a single search. Global Issues in Context
- A comprehensive database designed specifically for ESL level students that contains full text for more than 500 popular magazines. MAS Ultra (School Edition)
1. Select important concepts or ideas from your research question.
2. Brainstorm related keywords using alternative words or phrases:
broader or more general terms
narrower or more specific terms
Join words with AND, OR, NOT to conduct boolean searches and narrow or broaden search results.
Use limiters such as date, demographic, gender, geographic area to get more focused results. Evaluate your source to ensure it is produced by a reputable source.
Provide references and identify where and how the information you used was produced, who created it, and where it came from.
Use quotes to create phrases or join two words to form a single concept (such as "global warming")
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